Commissioners Approve W Bar D Request

Sheridan County commissioners have approved deletion of just over 11 acres of land from the McNally Subdivision, and continue the agricultural use of the property.

The request came before commissioners this week from the W Bar D Ranch, LLC. The approval vacates a majority of one tract and the northeast corner of another.
The acreage has been part of the McNally Subdivision, which was established in 1947.

W Bar D Ranch, LLC, owns just over 3,200 acres to the east of the vacated property. County staff and the planning and zoning commission recommended the vacation.

In other action, commissioners unanimously rejected a request from Dick and Andrea Phillips for a lot size variance that would have allowed future division of an existing 6.68-acre parcel. The Phillips wanted to divide the parcel in two, with one parcel just over two acres. The land is on the north side of North Piney Road – State Highway 340 – straddling Spring Creek.

Commissioners ratified concurrence with the Wyoming Department of Transportation for award of a bid to replace a bridge over Little Goose Creek. The bridge is on County Road 1213, also known as Maverick Road. The transportation department opened bids on May 8 and requested concurrence in rewarding the bid to Reiman Corp. of Cheyenne.

The project cost is just over $1.45 million. The state will finance more than $1.3 million, leaving the county's share at just over $138,000. The county will use capital facilities tax money. In other matters, the commissioners approved a resolution initiating vacation of a portion of the Upper Big Horn Road. The county road was established in 1908. The portion of the road to be abandoned is now within the Sheridan County Airport boundary and cannot be used by the public.

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